ACEN/OADN Call to Action!

We are in the midst of an unprecedented global healthcare crisis that is impacting every individual in our country. The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), like others, is deeply concerned about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in caring for individuals that have or potentially may be infected with COVID-19. With the pandemic spreading, the need for the PPE equipment is becoming more critical. No healthcare provider should be forced to reuse or make their own PPE equipment, thus putting themselves and other individuals at risk.

OADN is issuing a call for action that strongly encourages every nursing program provides PPE supplies to their community healthcare facilities to aid in this shortage of PPE equipment.

Please talk to your College administration, take inventory, and provide any available supplies NOW before it is too late.

We must all do our part to ensure that patient care providers are not hampered in their duties or that patient care does not suffer due to a lack of PPE.